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White Allies Must Confront Their Heritage of Sabotaging Black Movements

White people who refuse to process their ancestral pain hurt the political aims of Black Lives Matter

The wall of Moms protesting in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon on July 21, 2020.
The “Wall of Moms” protesting in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland on July 21. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Washington Post/Getty Images

Since George Floyd’s death, white people in Portland have created their own reasons as to why they clash with other white people over Black lives.

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Hal H. Harris

Hal H. Harris

Black on Both Sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is hal.harris@est1865.com.

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